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Freshman Heights and Weights

Virginia Tech’s freshman class has enrolled for the second summer session, and their heights and weights were recorded on yesterday. Heights and weights of the true freshmen who enrolled in January have not been updated. Let’s take a position by position look at the heights and weights of all true freshmen:



Andrew Ford: 6-3, 195
Chris Durkin: 6-4, 235

Durkin enrolled as big as advertised. Physically, he is ready to play. However, thanks to the offense Andrew Ford played in while in high school, as well as his early enrollment, he is well ahead from a mental standpoint. This should be an interesting battle down the line.


Travon McMillian: 6-0, 199

I don’t think McMillian has much of a shot to stick at quarterback, unless he shows quickly that he is a better future option than Chris Durkin. I think we’ll see him on defense sooner rather than later.


Marshawn Williams: 5-11, 224
Shai McKenzie: 5-10, 212
DJ Reid: 6-0, 229

Now this is my type of running back! I want to pound people with big, physical running backs. Marshawn Williams already has the look of a good back, and hopefully at least one of those other two guys will impress as well.


Cam Phillips: 6-0, 185
Kendrick Holland: 6-3, 188
Jaylen Bradshaw: 6-0, 171
Isaiah Ford: 6-1, 178

I’m happy to see that Cam Phillips came in at 185, and that Isaiah Ford checked in at close to 180. I think up to two true freshmen wideouts could see time this year.


Braxton Pfaff: 6-5, 307
Eric Gallo: 6-2, 290
Billy Ray Mitchell: 6-3, 282
Colt Pettit: 6-3, 274

I’m very pleased with the size of Tech’s freshmen up front. Braxton Pfaff showed in the spring that he was big enough. I like Eric Gallo‘s size as a future center. It’s great to see Billy Ray Mitchell over 280. Also, Colt Pettit was listed as between 250 and 260 during the recruiting process, and it’s good to see him enrolling at 274.

Photo courtesy of 247Sports.
Photo courtesy of 247Sports.


Vinny Mihota: 6-5, 249
Ricky Walker: 6-1, 279
Steve Sobczak: 6-0, 300

Mihota was listed at 249 when spring practice began, but was closer to 260 when it ended. He’ll